Civil War America: Making a Nation, 1848-1877

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Routledge, 2014 M06 6 - 402 pages
The American Civil War was without doubt the defining event in the history of the United States. This up-to-date analyisis of a critical period goes beyond the origins, course and consequences of the Civil War to bring in other important themes such as racial conflict, gender relations, religion, the popular memory and state formation.

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Note ontheText Prologue Independence Day 1854
The Politics of Slavery
Secession and Civil
The Quest for Southern Independence
TheUnion in Wartime Multiple agendas
The Struggle over Reconstruction 1865
The Far West in the MidNineteenth Century
The economy and society of postwar America
Faltering steps to reconciliation
TheUnited Civil War States in the Era
Index
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Robert Cook is a senior lecturer in History at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of a number of books on American history including Sweet Land of Liberty? The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century (Longman)

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